What strange and alien creatures millionaires are! The top one percent is a mystery to many.
Take Elon Musk, for example. He is not a millionaire — he’s a billionaire. He could do, with his unending piles of cash, anything he wanted to do.
He could taste the beauty of sailing the wild sea or charter a yacht — somewhere. He could form charities to help with world hunger.
And yet this week, where have we seen Musk? On Twitter, tweeting silly memes and making ten-year-old jokes. It is a bit embarrassing.
I had my own run-in with a multimillionaire many moons ago. The man repelled me. He cheerfully proceeded to insult my favorite restaurants. I suppose he did it because they weren’t “rich” places. I was happy never to have anything to do with him again.
Yes, the top one percent are a riddle unto themselves.
And one of these riddles is being pulverized on Twitter. This is because, in the spirit of silly money-makers everywhere, he has said something very dumb.
Utah Senator Mitt Romney seems extremely bothered that our (outstanding) President is considering student loan forgiveness because Mittens had a melt-down about it that was simultaneously horrific and fascinating.
“Desperate polls call for desperate measures,” the unbelievably wealthy Senator exclaimed.
Then he accused Biden of trying to “bride” America.
“Other bribe suggestions: forgive auto loans? Forgive credit card debt? Forgive mortgages? And put a wealth tax on the super-rich to pay for it all. What could possibly go wrong?”
Uh-oh. Not good. Faster than one could say, “privileged” people let Romney have it.
Rather than reading what people said –, your imagination will tell you some of the replies, and your imagination would be correct — I’d like to say a few words about Mr. Romney.
Mitt has shown a consistent habit of foot in mouth disease. And it seems always to be some stupid and entitled statement he makes.
This, more than anything will doom him if he does try to run again for President.
Romney’s entitlement goes too deep to understand the everyday needs of working-class Americans. They puzzle him as they likely puzzle many top money earners.
Be grateful. Be grateful that you and I and MOST Democrats — — carry the gift of compassion. That gift doesn’t seem like something Romney will get to open anytime soon.